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Oct. 10, 2021 – Towards Plant-Forward Diets: A Toolkit for Local Leadership
October 15, 12:00 pm – 1:00 pm
As public awareness grows about the health, environmental and animal welfare benefits of reducing meat consumption, a number of cities around the United States have started to take action to encourage a shift towards plant-forward diets. With a new administration poised to take office in New York City, the time is ripe to take stock of these initiatives and consider what further measures New York City can and should adopt. At this upcoming panel discussion, experts from government, academia and NGOs will evaluate the progress that cities have made to date and discuss a potential agenda for advocates and government to pursue going forward.
Rachel Atcheson, Assistant to the President, Office of the Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams
Nilang Gor, Founder, Cultivate Empathy for All; Senior Scientist, Process Development, Catalyst Biosciences
Danielle Spiegel-Feld, Executive Director, Guarini Center on Environmental, Energy and Land Use Law
Chloe Waterman, Senior Program Manager, Climate-Friendly Food Program, Friends of the Earth
Dan Zarrilli, Special Advisor, Climate & Sustainability, Columbia University
Dale Jamieson, Professor of Environmental Studies and Philosophy, Affiliated Professor of Law, Affiliated Professor of Medical Ethics, New York University
This event has been made possible by the generous support of The Brooks Institute for Animal Rights Law and Policy.